Jan 11, 2013 4:00am PST
process for the next treasury secretary is moving forward with president obama naming jack lew as his pick. "i trust his judgement, i value his friendship, i know very few people who have greater integrity than the man to my left." lew currently serves as the chief of staff in the obama administration and could become treasury secretary when timothy geithner leaves later this month. joining us now via skype with insights is jim bianco of bianco research. how is wall street responding? > > lukewarm on the jack lew nomination. they're not really that thrilled. > other than lew's poor penmanship, how well will lew's no-drama approach play out in the upcoming debt ceiling talks? > > in the debt ceiling talks it is going to be interesting. other than the no drama, he has got a history of being confrontational with republicans, and that is going to be difficult because that is who he's got to deal with. > didn't he once work on wall street? > > briefly at citibank for a couple of years around the time of the financial crisis. > do you think the republicans will go along with his nomination?
Jan 4, 2013 4:00am PST
entitlement programs. president obama has said he has no plans to negotiate the debt limit with congress, leaving america back on the brink. juli neimann of smith moore and company is on the line with us with some thoughts on that. good morning. what will that mean for money managers? "this should be nothing more than a procedural vote, and if they don't go along with it and pull the stunt that they did in 2011, this really could throw the debt market into a problem. the big problem is the federal reserve is completely out of ammunition, so we are looking at a situation where if they are not in there supporting interest rates, you are going to see the market react and probably react badly. so investors and advisors could be in a rising interest rate environment before it really is due." thanks, juli. from new jersey northward, there's plenty of people hoping the newly-elected members of the house respond to disaster relief better than their outgoing predecessors. members of the 113th congress were sworn in thursday, a day after house majority leader john boehner put off a floor vote on $
Jan 10, 2013 4:00am PST
resigning from her position with the obama administation. stocks made a comeback. jared levy of zacks.com joins us now with some comments on that. what do you think? is this the beginning of something bigger out there jared? > > you know angie, the past couple of days have really been more sideways than anything. markets are trying to figure out where they go from here, and the answer lies in earnings. we are going to talk about a couple of them in just a second, but i think, coming out of q3, q4 expectations have come down, but that is going to be the market's telltale signal, and to be honest, i just think that we are in sort of a muddle-through period here, until we start to see those earnings - or, until we see some more action from the fiscal cliff negotiations that still are lingering. > what happens at financial firms with these earnings could tell us a lot about the market as you indicate. what about wells fargo, which comes out with earnings on friday? that is a stock you were watching. > > tomorrow's earnings report from wells fargo is going to be key, not just because wells far
Jan 9, 2013 4:00am PST
flatlined. president obama is expected to soon name his next treasury secretary. white house chief of staff jack lew is said to be high on the list. the irs will accept 2012 tax returns starting january 30th, 8 days later than planned due to tax law changes in the fiscal cliff bill. now for an early look at how alcoa's earnings could affect today's trading. larry shover of sfg alternatives joins us. and what do you think here larry? > > yesterday's number was good. most people weren't expecting them to beat on revenue. but they beat by quite a bit. people were maybe thinking earnings per share, that could be better. but that is a good thing for the market, a good thing for the materials sector. i think it is going to give a lot of confidence going forward. > the stock market pulled back yesterday. should investors be concerned about that, or is it just one of those things that has to happen here? > > let's look at what happened. we had a gigantic rally january 2nd. right now we are just digesting and consolidating those gains. we are seeing correlations break down, which means certain